Jul 27, 2016

Baby Booties

     Oh Baby
These booties are beauties.
   Baby Booties 

I  had a beautiful piece of wool melton cloth nicely folded and sitting on my sewing table for the good part of a year.  
I would glance at it every once in awhile and on occasion would give the top surface fold a stroke with my the inside of my hand.
It was rich, warm and soft to touch. 

I knew that over the course of passing time I would find a project that fit the fabric. All I had to do was recognize it when I saw it!

In the meantime and in between that time
one of my Sons stopped by with a couple pair of jeans that were desperately in need of repair. 
As always he needed them as soon as I could get to them!

I did manage to repair the jeans just before my sewing machine
started to run out of time. - literally.

 The timing was out and the bobbin case was not rotating properly underneath so when the needle went down to stitch
 it was instead striking the metal bobbin case and bending the needle.
After several attempts to repair it myself I finally relented and took it in.  

I would end up being without my machine for three months!! 

SO..I would hand stitch.
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Baby Booties popped up.
Lillian the Domestic Engineer 
I liked this patter in particular because it was only 2 pieces.
I knew the moment I saw the pattern that the melton cloth was meant to be made into booties. 
The gorgeous grey was ideal for the outer booty
and the soft, regal red felt a dream for the inside liner. 

Although the booties I viewed had been sewn by machine 
with right sides together and then turned good side out, I chose to 
work with the pattern by hand stitching and using the fabric good side out.

I used a blanket stitch around the booties, sewing together the outer and inner layer of the booties at top and bottom with a contrasting embroidery thread.

The flowers pieces are individually cut from assorted felt pieces and are then stitched together and sewed onto the booties.
I have also used the flowers to distinguish between right and left booty. The flowers should be worn on the outside of the foot.

   I used a single, hand held hole punch to make the holes
 and then added the laces of red ribbon.

Lillian-The Domestic Engineer
Baby beautiful Booties

I was so excited with the results of the first pair of booties
that I chose to cut the entire meter of melton cloth into baby booties!
              I made 24 pairs! 
              One size only. Fits baby to six months.
            This may vary slightly according to the age, size and frame of the little bundle that will wear them.
                   I know that a pair was purchased for an 11 months old girl. The booties fit perfectly!
                                                               $24.00 pair
                               Canadian Funds. Shipping extra.
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